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The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler - New book by David Kertzer

June 13, 2022

The Pope at War book cover

David Kertzer's latest book, The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini and Hitler, was published in June 2022 by Random House. Based on newly opened Vatican archives, this groundbreaking book looks at Pope Pius XII's actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust.

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More information and other books published by David Kertzer found on his website.

Additional news coverage includes: 

The pontiff who looked the other way - The Critic

Hitler's Pope, Pius XII, Should Finally be Cancelled - The Jerusalem Post

Book Review: 'The Pope at War' By David I. Kertzer - HistoryNet

Hitler and The Pope (with David Kertzer) - Utterly Moderate Podcast

The pope who thought he could negotiate with Hitler - The Washinton Post

Revealed: What Pope Pius XII Really Did During the Holocaust - Haaretz

How the pope failed the Jews in the Holocaust - The Jewish Chronicle

New archive findings reveal previously unknown talks between Pius XII, Hitler - National Catholic Reporter

Nonfiction bestsellers list - The New York Times

Vatican's Pius XII archives begin to shed light and WWII pope - AP News

A new book explains Pope Pius XII's silence during the Shoah - but does not excuse it - The Forward

Vatican documents show secret channel between Pope Pius XII and Adolf Hitler - PBS News Hour

The Pope's secret back channel back to Hitler - The Atlantic

Pope sought secret peace deal with Nazi prince sent by Hitler, Vatican papers reveal - The Times

Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers 'Flabbergasting' Secrets - The New York Times

A deadly silence: Assessing the moral failings of Pope Pius XII during World War II - The Boston Globe